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Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University invites applications for a part-time faculty position in medical oncology at the Clinical Instructor level in the Department of Clinical Sciences. Anticipated percentage time allocations for this part-time position are 50% clinical service, teaching and departmental responsibilities, and 30% in support of the Clinical Trials Office and CTSI One Health related activities.

Requirements are:

  • DVM or VMD with diplomate status in the ACVIM subspecialty of oncology
  • 5+ years of experience in veterinary medical oncology
  • Have 2+ years of experience managing clinical trials in a veterinary care setting
  • Knowledge and familiarity of GCP and GLP (Good Laboratory Practice)
  • Ability to gather, organize, and verify data for projects, as well as ability to multi-task and prioritize accordingly
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to build, maintain, and influence positive working relationships with project teams
  • Ability to perform in a fast paced environment
  • Effective presentation/meeting skills and an ability to understand expectations within all levels of the organization
  • Excellent oral and written communication skill is required
  • Experience working with Outlook, Microsoft Office, and electronic Veterinary medical records systems
  • Strengths are required in teaching, research, and clinical service.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Participate in clinical service; clinical, laboratory, and didactic (classroom) teaching of veterinary students, interns, and residents
  • Provide oncology service to patients of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital
  • Advise and consult with referring veterinarians and clients, provide in house consultation to other services within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital
  • Provide oversight of technicians and the clinical trials intern in the Clinical Trials Office, insure that the site is compliant and meets FDA-CVM regulatory requirements, SOPs (Standard Operating Procedure) and
  • GCPs (Good Clinical Practice) and that accurate and timely data ins entered into case report forms according to protocol/sponsor requirements
  • Work with technicians and intern to obtain informed consent, randomize patient according to protocol, schedule patient visits/tests and assess/document toxicities and adverse effects
  • Oversee all aspects of patient care within the Clinical Trials Office and the veterinary oncology service when on clinics
  • Recruit patients for oncology clinical trials through communication and recruitment activities with referring veterinarians and other clinician within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital
  • Monitor incoming referrals and emergency patients for candidates suitable for clinical trials
    Interface with other services within the veterinary teaching hospital as point person for clinical trials
  • Provide support for the CTSI One Health Optional Module and CTSA Administrative Supplement related activities including:
    • Support outreach efforts with respect to clients/pet owners regarding clinical trial opportunities
    • Assist with restructuring, testing and growth of COHA web site
    • Facilitate connecting Cummings faculty with CTSI partners interested in spontaneous disease models.
    • Help coordinate integration and communication with CTSI services and partners

This position is available immediately. Applicants should submit materials through the Interfolio link ( ) which includes a letter of intent outlining their interests, experience, and qualifications, current curriculum vitae, and the names of three professional references. Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Cheryl London, chair of the search committee ( or Dr. Leslie Sharkey, Department Chair of Clinical Sciences ( ).

Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.